Donald Davis to host workshop in LaGrange

Published 3:22 pm Friday, July 5, 2019

During the week of July 7-13, the Azalea Storytelling Community will host the fourth annual Donald Davis Storytelling Workshop in LaGrange.

Nineteen storytellers from nine states will enjoy five days of intensive instruction by world-renowned storyteller and friend of the Azalea Storytelling Festival, Donald Davis. During the week, participants will enjoy tours of LaGrange landmarks such as historic Hills & Dales estate and the Legacy Museum. A tour of the Biblical History Center is also included.

“I love the opportunity to learn from one of the premier storytellers of our time,” said Pepper Ellis-Hagebak, a local storyteller. “Donald’s philosophy is that we all have stories to tell, and he uses the workshop time to give us building blocks with which to hone our tales. We learn to use a particular place or time as a base, pulling memories and descriptions from way back in the attic of our minds. It often opens a floodgate of emotion, humor and lessons learned.”

There will be three opportunities for the public to hear workshop participants tell their stories. All concerts are free, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

  • Wednesday July 10 at 11 a.m. at the LaGrange College Chapel
  • Thursday July 11 at 1 p.m. at LaGrange Memorial Library
  • Friday July 12 7:30 p.m. at LSPA Black Box Theater.

The Donald Davis workshop is made possible with the support of LSPA, Historic Hills & Dales, and LaGrange College.